Be with those who make you feel like the real you.
It is important to empower children and show them they can be themselves. It is also important to teach them HOW to do that.
Award: Boston Glove Horn
Author: Derrick Barnes & Illustrator: Gordon C. James
Genre: Fiction/ Children's Literature
This book is about a young black child who is explaining how he is proud of everything about him that makes him who he is. He learns that it's okay to make mistakes and that he is worthy of success, respect, kindness, safety, kindness, happiness, and love.
This book is written as a poem following a boy and his haircut. This book won Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King author and illustrator awards, and Newbery Honor. I would read this story to my classroom, because it could be relatable to the students in my classroom and tells a great story about this young child's life.